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Month: January 2018

HOW WE SAVED HUNDREDS BY CHANGING THIS ONE COFFEE HABIT

how we saved hundred with this one coffee habit

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer I’m not one to go out and get a Starbucks Latte every morning (although I have been known to treat myself) however I’m a huge Kurig pod coffee lover! I used to drink a half-pot to a pot of coffee a day Read more…


How to Lose Weight Without Dieting (Especially If You Weigh Over 200 lbs)

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer Have you tried every diet under the sun? If you weigh over 200 pounds and you feel like you are at your wits end with trying to lose weight, and having it backfire on you over and over again, then this article Read more…


10 STEPS TO A MORE HYGGE HOME

What is Hygge? I sometimes wonder why things become a trend. Personally, I stay away from anything trendy. I have this weird thing where if someone talks to me about something I already love, wears a shirt I own, loves a movie I love….. I am no longer interested in Read more…


THE EASIEST WAY TO START A BUDGET FOR NON-TECH PEOPLE

the easiest way to start a budget for non-tech people

The easiest way to start a budget, period   My husband has an MBA and works in finance. He is always coming home with new million-line spreadsheets with crazy formulas for our personal budget and gets excited over the entire budgeting process. I couldn’t be more opposite! I like things Read more…


Baking Soda Mask That Will Completely Transform Your Skin

The fountain of youth is a timeless quest! At any age girls are looking to be beautiful. I have a 3-year-old daughter who spends her days dressing up, requesting new nail polish colors and asking me over and over “how do I look mom?” I know personally I watch those Read more…


11 STEPS TO A MORE SIMPLIFIED AND ORGANIZED YEAR

11 Steps to a more organized year

I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting/researching lately on how to make this year the best one yet! Life gets in the way of our happiness a lot, at least in my world. Things seem to go a million miles an hour and at the end of the day Read more…


Clean Your Home Like the Pros with these DIY Cleaners

Have you ever had a professional cleaner come to your home or workplace and whip around leaving sparkles and magic behind them? One of their trademarks is their soaps. Powerful, light smelling, and limited. I know, I worked for a professional service once. They didn’t have as many cleaning products Read more…


5 Quick Steps to Clean your Coffee Pot

how to clean your coffee pot

  There is nothing better in the mornings than a hot cup of coffee am I right?! What about a cup of moldy coffee? Not so much! O.M.G Gross!   Unfortunately, statistics show that if you haven’t cleaned your coffee maker within the past 3 months you are probably drinking Read more…


6 Secrets to Beat the Winter Weight and Slim Down Fast

As the cold sets in and we hunker down for the winter you might start to feel your jeans tighten up and your face might begin to have that all too familiar winter puffiness to it once again. Unfortunately it’s something all too expected and yet unexpected.  We all know Read more…